[Daily Caller] The Golden State has reached a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia's and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, according to a new measure of poverty developed by the federal Census Bureau.
Democrat-run Caliphornia earned its last-place rank under the federal government's new measure of poverty, which incorporates more detailed analyses of welfare payments and the local costs of food, gasoline and housing. (View the new census data report)
The state's costs are boosted by its environmental and workplace regulations, and by 38 million residents' competition for housing close to the sea.
The new measure, however, also incorporates a a controversial calculation of relative equality that demotes states -- such as Caliphornia -- with a wide gap between wealthy people and people with less than one-third of the state residents' average income.
Caliphornia snatched the last-place prize from Mississippi, which had the highest poverty rate under the older and simpler measure, which gauged people's ability to buy basic services and goods.
Democratic Caliphornia Gov. Gerry Brown's office did not release a comment Nov. 15 about the new ranking, but did note that he would be attending a housing conference, the "Greenbuild International Conference and Expo," in San Francisco Nov. 16.
Good place to start would be to confiscate and liquidate all wealth and assets in and relating to the movie industry.
Some folksie talking points for justification:
-Creates rich people who, by basically being paid to talk and walk, do not deserve their money.
-The electricity needed to power the industry is destroying the planet
-The increasing use of computer graphics proves that the heartless owners do not care about American jobs, instead sending programming work overseas.
-The amount of drugs used in the industry could be redistributed to the rest of California each and every first of the month.
-Every recent movie is a remake. Its time to have fresh ideas, and it is racist against Bollywood and China Studios.
-The lots could be converted into a community organic barter/trade garden, complete with koy ponds, fair trade wind power smart phone chargers and internet access, an effort to re-introduce animals which were murdered by primitive bain-style thinking such as the saber-toothed cat, and numerous state statues.
-The movie industry is a political rival of Sacremento. If the MI leaders had their way they would close schools and eliminate public transportation so you would be forced to sit in their theatres all day long paying sixty dollars for a drink and a popcorn. Eliminate them before they get you.
This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other "leaders of civil rights and civic organizations."
Via the pool report:
President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up.
[Politico] President B.O.'s favorability rating has reached its highest point since 2009, according to Gallup data released Friday.
In a recent tracking poll, the firm finds Obama with a 58 percent positive rating among all Americans -- a three point bump from his favorability rating from a survey taken days before the election.
The last time Obama's favorability rating registered his highly was his 66 percent positive rating in July 2009. His highest positive number ever recorded by Gallup was 78 percent -- just before his inauguration as president.
"Obama now enjoys as positive an image in the eyes of Americans as he has at any point in the last three years," Gallup concludes.
The Democratic Party has also increased its favorability rating since Election Day. They're now viewed positively by 52 percent of Americans, up from 45 percent before the election.
Willard Mitt Romney ...former governor of Massachussetts. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. More to the point, he isn't President B.O... and the GOP have also seen slight bumps after the election. Positive impresses of Romney are up four points since before Election Day, with 50 percent of the country having a favorable view of their former GOP nominee.
[Sun-Sentinel] A county canvassing board on Friday ordered a recount of early-voting ballots in the race between U.S. Rep. Allen West and Democrat Patrick Murphy, hours after a judge declined to do the same.
The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board voted 2-to-1 late Friday in favor of the move in the 18th Congressional District contest, in which Murphy is the unofficial victor. A series of tabulation errors by the county has raised suspicion among West's campaign and its supporters and appeared to motivate the board's favorable vote.
It was a victory for West, delivered just after a defeat for the Republican congressman and conservative firebrand in the courtroom. But whether it will change the result in the race, in which Murphy has a lead of 1,907 votes, remained to be seen.
"There really wasn't any basis in the law for the decision they made," said Murphy attorney Sean Domnick. "It really doesn't change anything. He is the representative for District 18 and he will continue to be."
[PJMedia] A petition at the White House is urging president Obama to "nationalize the Twinkie industry". "AmBake." You heard read it here first!
The iconic cake manufacturer declared bankruptcy after it failed to reach an agreement with the union. Politico reports that the AFL-CIO is blaming the company for refusing to operate at a loss. Doesn't that statement just tell you everything you need to know about unions and the progressive ideology...
"What's happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what's wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor. Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price," AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said in a Friday statement.
All is not lost. Since the only problem is poor management, Mr. T and his colleagues can buy the assets of Hostess out of the bankruptcy for a song, re-start the company, rehire the 18,000 workers according to whatever terms they think are fair, and then start producing "Union Twinkies - The World's Most Expensive Confections". And don't forget to personally guarantee the loans, big guy.
"We noted that Twinkies pass almost no current, probably because they are almost totally sugar.
If something has wall current passed across it without even flinching, people take notice. This, above all other tests, shows the Twinkie to be a truly multipurpose material. If you want to electrically isolate a room from static or higher voltage electricity, you can simply line it with Twinkies. If a power line has fallen in the road and you want to move it, you simply wrap the line in Twinkies, and then it is safe for moving...the possibilities are endless! "
Posted by: Au Auric ||
Then let them eat streusel cake.
Perhaps the twinkie could be jet expelled into the cab of the Chevy Volk so that during a wreck the occupants are not electricuted.
Thank you Kommisar Auric. Because I may have hurt the feelings of my fellow komrades who did not have this idea I shall dutifully report myself to the nearest Grievence Officer for re-education or to have my mind redistributed, government willing.
[AMERICAN THINKER] There are 15 states with photo ID requirements for voting. Mr. Obama lost in all of them. In places with the weakest controls, specifically counties in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, he generally drew turnouts in the 90% or greater range and won by better than 95% of the vote.
Losers tend to look for external explanations, and a lot of conservatives looking at numbers like those from Florida's St. Lucie County (where Mr. Obama got 247,713 votes from only 175,554 registered voters) are starting to question the legitimacy of the electoral results as reported. "Starting" to question the legitimacy. Does the question begin with "Duh..."?
That's not good news for democracy, because the system works only if we trust it -- and having a majority in the GOP write off a minority who think the results were rigged serves nobody. Not even Democrats.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
I said in 2008 that was our last chance to deal with voter fraud. We failed to do so.
This time I said we'd see epic levels of voter fraud - and we did. They have it locked and they know it. They threw it in our faces that they're committing wholesale fraud, and nothing will be done.
Democracy is dead in the United States. Look for Hillary in 2016 and 2020, and who knows? If Kerry is a good boy, maybe they'll give it to him in 2024. They'll still hold elections - ha ha - but they're as fair as any Soviet election.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.